Draft report shows CO2 emissions continue to fall as natural gas production climbs

Draft report shows CO2 emissions continue to fall as natural gas production climbs

The Environmental Protection Agency’s draft 2019 greenhouse gas inventory (GHGI) shows that greenhouse gas emissions dropped significantly from 2005 to 2017, even as U.S. natural gas production reached record highs. The draft GHGI data shows total U.S. CO2 decreased approximately 14%, while methane emissions have fallen more than 4% since 2005. It is noteworthy that U.S. … Continue reading Draft report shows CO2 emissions continue to fall as natural gas production climbs

New electric generating capacity in 2019 will come from renewables and natural gas

New electric generating capacity in 2019 will come from renewables and natural gas

According to EIA’s latest inventory of electric generators, wind, natural gas, and solar will lead the new electricity capacity in the United States in 2019. Meanwhile coal-fired generation will account for more than half of scheduled capacity retirements. The report says that this year the U.S. electric power sector will add 23.7 gigawatts (GW) of … Continue reading New electric generating capacity in 2019 will come from renewables and natural gas

Williams’ Transco Pipeline delivers record volumes this winter

Williams’ Transco Pipeline delivers record volumes this winter

Williams recently delivered a record amount of natural gas on its Transco interstate gas pipeline, providing essential services to gas distribution companies, power generators, LNG exports and other customers located along the Eastern Seaboard and Gulf Coast. The nation’s largest-volume natural gas transmission system, Transco delivered a record-breaking 15.68 million dekatherms (MMdt) on Jan. 21, … Continue reading Williams’ Transco Pipeline delivers record volumes this winter

State of American Energy 2019

State of American Energy 2019

The American Petroleum Institute (API) recently released its 2019 State of American Energy Report, presenting a bright outlook for U.S. oil and natural gas while highlighting broad public support for America’s role as an energy leader. The report makes clear how the U.S. energy industry has changed America’s role in global energy production. Today, the U.S. … Continue reading State of American Energy 2019

More pipelines make fight against climate change more effective

More pipelines make fight against climate change more effective

The Regulatory Review, a publication of the University of Pennsylvania Law School, published an article outlining how more pipelines and electricity transmission lines would make the fight against climate change more effective. Author Richard J. Pierce, Jr., of George Washington University Law School writes that it is impossible to engage in effective mitigation of climate … Continue reading More pipelines make fight against climate change more effective

Gulf Connector Project placed into service

Gulf Connector Project placed into service

Williams’ Gulf Connector Project has been placed into full service, further connecting its Transco pipeline – the largest-volume interstate natural gas pipeline in the U.S. – with global liquefied natural gas (LNG) markets. The Gulf Connector Project expands the Transco pipeline’s delivery capacity by 475 million cubic feet per day (MMcf/d), providing service to Cheniere … Continue reading Gulf Connector Project placed into service

Pennsylvania close to another natural gas production record

Pennsylvania close to another natural gas production record

  Data collected by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, Independent Fiscal Office (IFO) projects that unconventional natural gas production in Pennsylvania is on pace to hit a record-setting 6 Tcf in 2018. The state is already the second-largest producer of natural gas in the United States. According to the IFO, unconventional natural gas production … Continue reading Pennsylvania close to another natural gas production record

U.S. natural gas could help reduce world energy poverty

U.S. natural gas could help reduce world energy poverty

  A recent column by Energy In Depth highlights the important role natural gas is playing in meeting demand for energy in developing countries where access is far from universal. Citing the latest data from International Energy Agency (IEA), the article notes that at least 1 billion people are without electricity worldwide and that increased natural gas production has positioned the United States … Continue reading U.S. natural gas could help reduce world energy poverty

New Jersey needs reliable energy infrastructure

New Jersey needs reliable energy infrastructure

A recent op-ed in the NJ Spotlight emphasizes the importance of enhancements to ensure New Jersey’s energy infrastructure remains reliable and resilient. The piece recognizes the six-year anniversary of Superstorm Sandy, which caused irreparable damage to New Jersey and the region.  “That storm and the severe storms we have seen since remind us of the need to ensure that … Continue reading New Jersey needs reliable energy infrastructure